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Biggest genetic study of supercentenarians reveals clues to healthy aging

A whole genome study discovered a number of genetic characteristics unique to those who live well past 100

In the most detailed genomic study ever conducted of individuals over the age of 100 years, researchers have homed in on several particular genetic characteristics that seem to confer protection from age-related diseases. Gene variants improving DNA repair processes were particularly prominent in this cohort of supercentenarians.

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Category: Health & Wellbeing, Lifestyle

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